Never miss anything again. Sign up for our RSS news feeds and Newsletters.

On this day:

Displaying 1 to 50 of 80

  • Take a look at the sky around Venus and spot Hyades star cluster

    IF YOU manage to get a peek of Venus - still blazing brightly in the west after sunset - over the next couple of nights, after marvelling at how bright and beautiful it is, take a look at the sky around it. You'll see the planet named after the Goddess of Love is actually shining above two large star clusters. read more

  • The Borough, Dalton Square, Lancaster

    ON A Friday night the Borough is packed full of drinkers and diners and the atmosphere is vibrant – a good place to go with friends but not for a romantic evening meal. read more

  • Top tips for a perfect sausage casserole

    I’ve tried several times to make a sausage casserole but I can’t get it right. Has chef any suggestions? read more

  • Cycling: Dixon finishes second in national hill climb opener

    KENDAL’s junior hill climb champion Eve Dixon finished second in the first national women’s team series race of the year at Redbridge, Essex. read more

  • Support your local traders . . . by shopping online

    FOR those of you who enjoy shopping online, there are now lots of ways you can support local food producers – the feel-good factor in doing so is just a click away. read more

  • Two amazing Easter stories

    DESPITE the poor weather, tens of thousands of visitors flocked as usual to the Lake District and surrounding areas over the Easter break. read more

  • Hockey: Double celebration for Kirkby Lonsdale

    KIRKBY Lonsdale Hockey Club are celebrating their most outstanding weekend of hockey yet with a double celebration. read more

  • Friendly: Hawcoat Park take honours in Jim Steel memorial match

    Jim Steel Memorial Match Windermere Vets 19 Hawcoat Park Vets 43 VETERANS sides from Windermere and Hawcoat Park met at Dawes Meadow to play a match in celebration of the life of Jim Steel, a stalwart of Hawcoat Park, formerly Vickers RUFC. read more

  • I'll meat you half way

    I HAD been a vegetarian for almost seven years. read more

  • Running: Richards starts English Champs with U14 victory

    HELM Hill runner Chris Richards started the English Junior Fell Running Championships with victory in the U14 race at Pendle. read more

  • Vegetarian sandwiches are the way to go this spring

    HAM salad, coronation chicken, tuna mayonnaise, egg and cress, banana – the list of sandwich variations is endless. read more

  • Wonderful drinks for the summer months

    WE are now past Easter and hopefully past winter and into better weather. read more

  • Plumgarths roadwork restrictions return on Sunday evening The Westmorland Gazette: Plumgarths roadwork restrictions return on Sunday evening

    RESURFACING on the A591 at Plumgarths Roundabout and Kendal Bypass are due resume on Monday (April 16). read more

  • West Lancs League: Ambleside four points from title

    AMBLESIDE United need just four points from their last three games to lift the Division Two title in the West Lancashire League after a double victory during the Easter period. read more

  • Cumbria Vase: Kendal 2nds reach final with win against rivals Penrith

    Kendal 2nds 56 Penrith 5 Cumbria Vase, semi-final KENDAL broke their losing streak in emphatic style against Penrith at Mint Bridge as they reached the final of the Cumbria Vase with a comprehensive 56-5 win against their close rivals. read more

  • Swimming: Elwood gives pool rivals the blues

    JOE Elwood continued his winning form of late as Ulverston Otters collected six medals and 26 place badges at the County Championships in Whitehaven. read more

  • Table Tennis: Ibis set for division one crown

    IBIS moved five points clear at the top of Division One with just one game to go after a 5-5 stalemate against nearest rivals Glaxo A. read more

  • Driver rushed to hospital after Tebay crash

    A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being involved in a car crash near Tebay. read more

  • Olympics: Thompson racing towards glory bid

    A SUCCESSION of injuries nearly put paid to a South Cumbrian athlete’s career but five years on Chris Thompson is gunning for Olympic glory. read more

  • Running: Brathay set for largest marathon field

    THE Brathay Windermere Marathon is set for its largest field of runners in May with more than 1,000 people already signed up for the annual race. read more

  • Lakes outdoor organisations come together for Swimathon

    TWO of the Lakes District's leading outdoor organisations have joined forces in time for the nationwide Swimathon. read more

  • Anniversaries theme for Wray Scarecrow Festival

    QUIRKY scarecrows will be on display in Wray as the villagers celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Wray Fair at the end of April. read more

  • Dragons' Den's Duncan Bannatyne criticises Bowness restaurant on Twitter

    A BOWNESS Italian restaurant lambasted on Twitter by a multi-millionaire television star has hit back at his ‘offensive’ comments. read more

  • Golf: A Barron spell for Bentham

    NICK Barron has been appointed the new pro at Bentham Golf Club. read more

  • Lakeland adventurer retraces steps of Polar explorer

    LAKELAND-based TV adventurer Paul Rose has retraced the footsteps of a ‘forgotten’ Antarctic hero for a moving documentary. read more

  • Skydiver, 87, in 14,000-ft plunge

    AN 87-year-old woman showed her daredevil spirit when she jumped at the chance to parachute from a plane, at more than 14,000ft, to help a good cause. read more

  • Westmorland Football: Kirkoswald beat Celtic to edge nearer to title glory

    CHAMPIONS-elect Kirkoswald moved within six points of claiming the Division One title in the Bluefin Westmorland Football League with a 2-0 away win at Kendal Celtic. read more

  • Horse Racing: Crowds gather at Whittington for perfect day of point racing

    CROWDS gathered at Whittington Races on Easter Saturday for a series of point to point races. read more

  • Motor Racing: Ellison returns to bike big time

    JAMES Ellison made his return to the Moto GP World Championship as he turned out for the Paul Bird Motorsport Team in Qatar on Sunday. read more

  • Beat bobby Alfie Moore takes his stand-up comedy to Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre

    BEAT bobby Alfie Moore has taken time out as a serving policeman to the stage his acclaimed stand-up comedy routine, which sees him recalling the colourful characters and side-splitting stories from his 18 years as a neighbourhood officer in Yorkshire. Alfie - who has twice written and performed his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and supported Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Milton Jones - plays Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday (April 14, 8pm) as part of his UK tour, relating some of the funniest moment of his career. read more

  • Morecambe Bay maternity problems 'may have been overlooked by health watchdog', claims MP

    A TROUBLED health watchdog may have overlooked serious problems in Morecambe Bay’s maternity services 18 months before they were finally revealed, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron claims. read more

  • Fury after more sheep are attacked

    FARMERS in South Lakeland and Eden have blasted dog owners for not keeping their pets under control following a series of lamb and sheep attacks. read more

  • Margaret Hanley

    HANLEY MARGARET (PEGGY) Peacefully at Furness General Hospital on 3rd April 2012 aged 82. Dearly beloved wife of John. Devoted mum and mum in law to Carol & Dave, Susan and John & Audrey. A treasured grandmother to Steven, Suzanne & Colin and great grandmother to Elle and Lucius Troy. A funeral service will take place at Our Lady of Windermere and St Herberts Church, Windermere on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at 11:30 am followed by an interment in Bowness Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if so desired to Applethwaite Green Nursing Home, Windermere. All enquiries to The co-operative funeralcare, Kendal on 01539 739099. read more

  • Bryan Wilson

    WILSON On the 10th April 2012 peacefully at home BRYAN WILSON aged 76 years; loving husband of Jean, father of Helen, Richard, Julie and the late Janet, loving grandad of Lucinda, Richard, Sophie, Rebecca and Yasmin. Funeral service will take place at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium on Thursday 19th April at 1.15 p.m. Please wear bright colours. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for either the Grizedale Oncology Unit W.G.H. (WM90) or Station House District Nursing Fund c/o Hayes & Parkinson Ltd., Captain French Lane, Kendal, LA9 4HS. read more

  • Brendan Jameson

    JAMESON The family of the late Brendan wish to thank all who attended the recent Service of Thanksgiving for his life at the Kendal Parish Church, and for all the kind words, cards and letters we received. We would like to thank Hayes & Parkinson for their thoughtfulness and the Police for their consideration. We would also like to thank the Reverend Ashley Henderson for the brilliant way he conducted both services, and for the many heartfelt tributes both during the service and afterwards. Finally we would like to thank everyone for the generous donations made to the British Heart Foundation in Brendan's memory. read more

  • John Park

    PARK Susan and Christine would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support following the sad loss of John. A big thank you too for all the cards, letters and flowers we've received. A special thank you to Tina and Paul for their help and support on that sad day and since. To Manchester Airport Police and Staff for their kindness and compassion. To the Reverend Tim Harmer for the lovely service. To Margaret Hodgson for the refreshments. To the members of Grange Fell Golf Club for their kindness and support. Also a special thank you to Anthony Clarke for organising everything beautifully and for his care and kindness. Lastly thank you to everyone who gave so generously to Cancer Care and Underbarrow Church in memory of John. read more

  • Ian Ridley

    RIDLEY IAN. Helen and Jonathan would like to thank all family and friends for their messages of sympathy, cards and donations. They would also like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff working on the Eden Unit at Penrith Hospital who cared for Ian. Thanks also to The co-operative funeralcare and the staff at The Brantwood for their excellent service in putting the funeral together. Finally, a big thank you to Keith for his entertaining yet poignant eulogy. read more

  • Adrian Dixon

    DIXON Adrian and Marion would like to thank family and friends for their kind words of support following the sad loss of Raymond. Particular thanks to staff of the Stroke Unit at RLI for their care, and to Rev Jean Radley, Rev Ashley Henderson and Hayes & Parkinson Ltd for their help with the funeral arrangements. read more

  • Helen Chorley

    CHORLEY Happy 50th birthday HELEN 15th April 2012 Love from Glyn xx. read more

  • Denise Dixon

    DENISE DIXON Happy 50th birthday. Tuesday 17th April. Lots of love from Rod, Hayley and Caroline xxx read more

  • Kirsty Gott

    GOTT Happy 18th birthday KIRSTY REBECCA on 14th April. Lots of love Grandad & Grandma. read more

  • Ryzi Dodds

    DODDS Happy 18th birthday RYZI LAD! Have a good one. Lots of love, Becca x x read more

  • Ryan John Dodds

    DODDS Happy 18th birthday RYAN JOHN 14th April From Mum and Dad xx read more

  • George Walling

    WALLING George's family would like to express their grateful thanks to all their relatives and friends who have supported them during his long illness, for your continued support, cards and generous donations to Arthritis Research UK and Bay Search and Rescue.Our gratitude also to Reverend Sue Wilson and Reverend John Hancock for a lovely service and Fishwicks for their efficient arrangements. read more

  • Mum Richardson

    RICHARDSON Congratulations MUM and DAD on your 25th Wedding Anniversary. Love from Abby, Gary Baker, Elliot, Lewis, Finn & Bella. read more

Displaying 1 to 50 of 80

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree